Jason Day Passes Jordan Spieth to Become New No. 1 Player in World

Jason Day Passes Jordan Spieth to Become New No. 1 Player in World

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Jason Day tees off on the 12th hole during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Club Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John
AP Photo/John Amis

Jason Day is the new No. 1 golfer in the world despite not playing the Frys.com Open over the weekend.

Day, who last played in the Tour Championship three weeks ago, jumped over Jordan Spieth and moved into the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking on Monday.

Spieth, who also didn’t play last weekend, became No. 1 after he won the Tour Championship. Day now begins his second stint at No. 1. His point total is 12.4235, and Spieth’s is 12.3963.

Frys.com winner Emiliano Grillo jumped from 72nd to 36th in the ranking, the highest he’s ever been. The 23-year-old beat Kevin Na in a playoff on Sunday.

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Rory McIlroy finished T26 at the Frys.com Open and stayed put at No. 3 in the ranking.